The average hourly pay for a Patient Advocate is $16.08.
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Job Description for Patient Advocate
Patient advocates assist patients being treated at a medical facility, and they help answer any questions or concerns the patients may have regarding their care and the health care system. The patient advocate acts as a liaison, facilitating communication between the patient and medical professional during the patient's stay in the health care facility. The advocate's duties vary depending on their employer, but they generally include interacting with newly admitted patients, documenting and inv…Read more
Patient Advocate Tasks
- Serve as intermediary between health care organization and patients, and patients' relatives in resolving patient care problems.
- Prepare incident reports for potential legal issues.
- Describe and interpret health care procedures and policies to patients.
- Convey questions, complaints, problems, and concerns of patients to proper personnel.
- Resolve patients' complaints and grievances.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Advocate
The top respondents for the job title Patient Advocate are from the companies Conifer Health Solutions, Express Scripts Incorporated and MedData. Reported salaries are highest at Medstar Health where the average pay is $25.01. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Conifer Health Solutions, earning around $16.44. Express Scripts Incorporated pays the lowest at around $12.44. Cardon Healthcare, Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.46.
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Popular Skills for Patient Advocate
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Patient Education, Oral / Verbal Communication and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Patient Advocate
An entry-level Patient Advocate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.83 based on 95 salaries. An early career Patient Advocate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 501 salaries. A mid-career Patient Advocate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.47 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Patient Advocate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.17 based on 210 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Patient Advocate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (30.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (19.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (6.7% less) and Houston, Texas (2.1% less).
Years of Experience
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